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Set in Stone

What is the driving question this module will explore?

How can I track and celebrate my progress as a climber and a member of a climbing community?

Module Summary

Students will learn the physical and mental aspects of rock-climbing, in both indoor and outdoor settings. Students will also learn about geology and environmental issues, as related to climbing. 

Skills & Techniques Include: 

  1. Spotting and Belay Skills  
  2. Warming Up and Preventing Injury  
  3. Tying Knots (figure 8, safety knot, bow-line)
  4. Bouldering (+ Falling) and Top-Roping
  5. Mental Game and Culture of Climbing
  6. Interacting With Local Communities, Access, and Ethics
  7. Celebrating Each Other
  8. Defining Success
  9. Analysis of Rock and Routes – reading route, safety, clipping, gear, grading, topo-skills, etc.
  10. Defining Success

Summative Assessment

Progress Video Compilation and Analysis/Evaluation/Reflection

  • 3-5 minutes
  • Includes actual climbing
  • Voiceover reflection, or “interview”
  • “Reel Rock” style film festival as culminating celebration

Learning Targets

  • 1c.1 Transmitting an intended message to audiences effectively (including written, verbal, and nonverbal behavior, language, and strategies/delivery techniques).
  • 6b.3 Articulating how access to resources influences development.
  • 6d.2 Developing an understanding of ethics and its application in everyday life.
  • 6d.4 Exploring and justifying personal morals and ethical values.
  • 7a.1 Developing a physical improvement plan that will include specific points of measurement and periodic self-reflections on the progress over time.
  • 7a.2 Engaging in new physical activities to promote the personal challenge.
  • 8a.1 Describing the living and nonliving characteristics of the natural and human-managed systems and settlements.
  • 8a.2 Evaluating how choices at the personal, local, regional, societal, and world levels can influence environmental conditions and their potential sustainability using environmental impact or cost-benefit risk analysis.